Out & About

Visit Portland Bill and marvel at the views across Portland and Weymouth. Drive the coast road to West Bay and look up at the golden cliffs as seen in ‘Broadchurch’. Take a bus to Dorchester and treat yourself to a cream tea in one of the many ‘old fashioned’ tea-shops. Bowleaze Cove and Chesil Beach are both a good walk but stop for lunch at one of the many cafes along the way. Take the passenger boat over to Nothe Fort and feed the squirrels in the park. Stop at the Nothe Tavern for a much needed cup of tea. Walk back through Brewers Quay. On a rainy day there is still much to do with the Sea Life Centre being top of your list. Although the Military Museum and Monkey World are a bit further afield they are both fantastic places to visit. Abbotsbury, a pretty Dorset village, is also a great place to visit with it’s Swannery, Children’s farm and Sub-Tropical Gardens. There is so much to see and do you will certainly need to return to fit it all in! Of course don’t forget famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Weymouth boasts many eateries, with something to suit everyone. Pizzas, Steaks, Tapas, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Sunday Roasts and of course the obligatory Fish and Chips sitting on the harbour wall.

There are so many boats going out of the harbour throughout the Summer from chartered fishing boats to speedboats or just buy a crab net and sit on the harbour.

Why not book a theatre break? The Weymouth Pavilion is virtually on our doorstep and with countless shows, plays and tribute acts to be seen and at a fraction of the price of The West End shows.

The Council withdrew funding from the Pavilion, which was then taken on by volunteers in the community. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. It boats a new restaurant overlooking the beach and brand new strobe lighting on the outside.

Most evenings they have shows from tribute acts to pantomimes for the children and of course make a night of it by enjoying pre dinner drinks or a meal in the new Piano Restaurant.

“Another lovely stay. Just wanted to record our thanks to Lynn and Clive for making us so welcome again in spite of the new virus regulations affecting the country. Coffee and cake to welcome us and nothing was too much trouble. The room and en suite were spotless and all facilities were provided. We will come back again. It is our go to place when visiting Weymouth.”

November 2020Trip Type: Travelled as a couple

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is a small village that stands in the Purbeck Hills in a gap under the castle of the same name. Corfe Castle stretches across the Isle of Purbeck and has coasts that face Poole Harbour as well as the English Channel. The village includes various types of...

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Lulworth Cove

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 15.3 miles (24.6 kilometres) One of the world’s best examples of a natural cove, Lulworth Cove is located on the Jurassic Coast near the village of West Lulworth. Lulworth Cove is a highly popular tourist attraction, drawing over...

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Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 9.9 miles (15.9 kilometres) Home of the historic 14th century St Catherine’s Cathedral, and known for its swannery, abbey buildings, and subtropical gardens, Abbotsbury is a village and civil parish located close to the English...

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Portland Bill

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 8.8 miles (14.2 kilometres) A graveyard of vessels that failed to dock in Weymouth or Portland, Portland Bill is located on the Isle of Portland and is the southernmost point in Dorset. The Portland Race, a strong, dangerous tidal...

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West Bay

Distance from The Ocean Guest House: 18.4 miles (29.6 kilometres) Also known as Bridport Harbour, West Bay is a small harbour settlement situated at the mouth of the River Brit on the Jurassic Coast. West Bay is also the filming location for Broadchurch, the popular...

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